10th consecutive ‘Diamond’ Award for Kievits Kroon’s winelist

Kievits Kroon has won its 10th consecutive Diamond Award in the 2018 Diners Club International Winelist of the Year Awards.

The Diamond Award is the highest accolade and is given to wine lists with a total score of 91% or higher. The other categories are Silver, Gold, and Platinum. This year there were just 16 Diamond Award winners in Gauteng (of which eight are in Pretoria), five in KwaZulu-Natal, 12 in the Western Cape, and eight in Southern Cape.

Started more than 20 years ago, the Awards are a sought-after symbol of excellence and achievement among restaurateurs. Being able to boast a Winelist Award is prestigious confirmation that the establishment has a fine and well thought-out wine list that compliments the menu. And to anyone who has discovered the symbiotic joy of well-matched food and wine, that’s a big plus for the restaurant.

Wine lists are evaluated according to content, balance, suitability and presentation, and judges are all experts in the restaurant and wine business, including reviewers, members of the media, chefs and sommeliers from the South African Sommeliers Association. The judging panel was convened and headed by Platter’s Guide publisher Jean-Pierre Rossouw.

Says Rossouw: “The Diamond award is becoming a more and more prestigious achievement and we congratulate the entrants that offer diners high quality winelists.”

With its lush landscaped lawns and planted rose gardens, lovingly cared for by a dedicated team of gardeners, it is not difficult to believe that you are visiting a beautiful estate in the winelands when you stay at Kievits Kroon.

In 2011, Kievits Kroon took this relationship with the Cape one step further by launching its own red and white wines made from grapes cultured in the Cape. In 2014 Kievits Kroon launched a Cap Classique.  The wines are included on the estate’s award-winning wine list.


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Kievits Kroon awarded Best Luxury Country Hotel in Africa

2018 Hotel Awards Winner LogoKievits Kroon Faircity Hotel just outside Pretoria has been awarded Best Luxury Country Hotel in Africa by the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The award is a result of votes received from guests and industry consultants and was announced at a spectacular gala celebration hosted at the Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia on 10 November.

Over 300,000 international travellers vote each year during a four-week period to select the winners. Luxury hotels have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards by entering into categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations.

Awards were bestowed on luxury properties which excelled within their service delivery areas on a country, regional, continent or global basis.

Each hotel is looked at in detail concerning votes received during the annual voting phase, overall guest satisfaction from online reviews, facilities at the hotel, design, location, and branding.

Michael Hunter-Smith, Group Marketing Director for the World Luxury Hotel Awards said: “We congratulate all our winners for the 2018 Award Year who, through their tireless efforts and endless passion to elevate their guests experience, have received this honour. True luxury is not easily attained, it takes a team of highly efficient and dedicated staff willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenged not solved. This is the definition of luxury, this is what makes the winners shine at the World Luxury Hotel Awards event.”

Kievits Kroon is set on 16ha of lush manicured lawns and is an oasis of beautiful trees and landscaped gardens which, together with the Cape Dutch-style buildings, have earned it the title “The Winelands in Gauteng”.

The hotel has 142 rooms, a Winelands Spa with outstanding thermae facilities, a gourmet restaurant, Granita, a library bar, an outdoor lap pool and pool bar, a buffet restaurant, a conference centre and a number of functions venues.

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen televisions with selected DStv channels, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, quality linen, and a bar fridge. There is a nightly turn-down service.

Kievits Kroon is well-known for its excellent service and friendly, accommodating staff, and General Manager Francois Stremmelaar believes that this is what sets it apart.

“It’s a great honour to be recognised with such a prestigious award,” said Stremmelaar, “particularly as this is our seventh consecutive award from World Luxury Hotel Awards. It tells us that we are doing something right and encourages us to keep raising the bar.”

For more information about Kievits Kroon Country Estate visit www.kievitskroon.co.za.



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The Elements Journey at Granita

On Friday, 19 October 2018, join us at our beautiful signature restaurant, Granita, for an exciting journey into food philosophy, centred on the four elements of the universe: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, which will be interpreted into an indulgent 7 course meal and paired with an array of local and international wines.

Granita, offers guests a fine dining experience that focuses on fresh organic produce from local farmers and producers. Our executive chef uses only the finest ingredients to create a fresh fusion of flavours that is guaranteed to provide diners with a 5-star culinary experience.

Terms and Conditions

  • Valid 19 October 2018 only
  • R700.00 per person (wine inclusive)
  • Time- 19:00 – 22:30
  • Venue- Granita Restaurant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

For bookings contact:

Landline: 012 819 8650/8600
Email: reservations@kievitskroon.co.za

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Father’s Day Festival at Kievits Kroon

Celebrate Father’s Day at Kievits Kroon on Sunday 17 June with a Father’s Day Festival!

Join us for a fun festival of fatherly delights including food stalls, gin, wine and beer stalls, live music, kids entertainment and surprises for dad, including a complimentary beer.

Spend the day in the countryside in the relaxed atmosphere of the Winelands in Gauteng, sipping on your drink of choice and filling up on a variety of delicious eats. The kids will be entertained with jumping castles, games and face painting.

Gates open at 10am.

Day tickets are just R200 per person and R100 for children under 14 and include food from all the stalls.

Stay over for the night on either Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 for just R980.00 per room including breakfast!

Book now by emailing reservations@kievitskroon.co.za, or book through Ticketpro.

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Elements of Taste at Kievits Kroon

Experience an afternoon of taste exploration and insight into the relationship between food and wine.

Join us for a taste experience that focusses on the connection between food and wine. At each session, guests will be encouraged to explore the interaction of six specially selected wines with a variety of different food items. Our wine fundi Marie Manyoha will give you an in-depth look into the wines and some insight into why specific cultivars and foods compliment each other so well.

Each session starts at 16h00 and lasts between 1h15 and 1h30.

We look forward to taking you on a taste journey that is guaranteed to give you a whole new perspective of wine!

Dates: 12 & 26 May 2018 | 9 & 23 June 2018

Price: R150

To book contact: reservations@kievitskroon.co.za | 0860 543 8487 / 0860 KIEVITS

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  • www.kievitskroon.co.za
    Tel: 0860 KIEVITS / 0860 543 8487
    Fax: +27 (0) 12 808 0428
    Kievits Kroon (Pty) Ltd
    Plot 41, Reier Road
    Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria
    PO Box 879, Derdepark, 0035
    Directors: AP Verachtert & PH Mkhabela

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